Found Footage


Movie Review — Hangman (2016)

Nearly twenty years after The Blair Witch Project popularized the POV style, found footage films are still coming at us hot and heavy, though the smart ones understand how tired we are of the gimmick. It’s no longer enough to give a character a handheld camera and place him into a horrifying situation, and so


Movie Review: Nightlight (2015)

There’s currently no type of horror movie that fans are more tired of than the found footage film, which has been dominating horror cinema for just a tad bit too long now. Sub-genre pioneer The Blair Witch Project was released more than 15 years ago, and it’s a sad reflection of the genre’s inherent unoriginality


Review: Play Hooky

First, before I get into the review, let me just say how great it feels to come back and write again. Long story short, some things in my private life have kept me so busy, I haven’t had time to do what I love. My comeback will be slow, but I have not yet begun


Movie Review: The Den (2014)

I’ll never forget the night I went on Chatroulette with some friends a few years back, which was equal parts fascinating, disturbing, hilarious and utterly creepy. If you’ve never been on, Chatroulette is one of many internet services where you can live video chat with people from all over the world, giving you unsettling access

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The Poughkeepsie Tapes: Bite-sized Praise

It takes a lot to genuinely frighten me these days when it comes to horror movies, but I must admit I’m still susceptible to feeling very unnerved when it comes to prolonged death and torture scenes in horror. My mind places me in the victims situation and I automatically start considering how I might act


‘Catfish’ is the Best Found Footage Horror Movie Ever Made. Period.

…which is pretty impressive, considering it’s technically neither a found footage movie nor a horror movie! I’ll never forget the first time I watched Catfish, which was shown to me a few years back by my friend Kristy. I knew very little about the film, and she smartly held back on offering up any information,


The River — Good, Stupid Fun

The River television series, which is yet another shaky, found-footage venture from the Paranormal Activity guys, was surprisingly fun. I would chalk this up to being a guilty pleasure because the writing and dialogue were painfully stupid. From characters that don’t understand a word of Spanish, to being able to speak it fluently after a


What Does the Failure of Devil’s Due Mean for the Future of Horror?

This past weekend saw the theatrical release of the second found footage horror film to hit big screens thus far in 2014; Devil’s Due. Fox’s very first foray into the sub-genre that Paramount has been making a killing with over the course of the last several years, Devil’s Due was largely panned by horror fans